Profile Industry : Legal
SECTOR : Private
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : AWEI Participating


As a global law firm with a rich history spanning almost 200 years, we’ve built a reputation for providing exceptional standards of service and established ourselves as a leading adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments, on all areas of law including finance, M&A, disputes and competition.


We operate at the cutting edge of the financial, resources and infrastructure, corporate and new economy markets. We tackle diverse areas of law, including finance, M&A, disputes and competition. In each, we offer advice that’s as commercially astute as it is technically accurate.


The different cultures, communities and countries within which we operate around the world are immensely varied. The way we actually interact with each other isn’t. The simple fact is: people here like working with each other. We help and challenge each other to develop our thinking and deliver our best work. In every office, you’ll find different perspectives, backgrounds, cultures and personalities to learn from. 



We have 27 offices located across Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and the USA. Our Australian offices are located in the following cities:

    • Brisbane
    • Canberra
    • Melbourne
    • Perth
    • Sydney


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Our benefits include flexible work options, sporting, social and community-based activities, health initiatives, employee assistance program and support for continuing education.

We have well established and active networks across Australia and the U.K collectively known as “Spectrum” which supports the LGBTI population of the firm and the firm’s diversity agenda. Ashurst is a proud supporter of Australian Marriage Equality and works to embed a more accepting and inclusive culture for LGBTI individuals.


Thomas Jalland Lawyer

I started as a Summer Clerk at Ashurst in 2013/2014, recently settling as a lawyer in Banking and Finance.  Even in my short time at Ashurst, we’ve proudly celebrated milestones such as the launch of our LGBTI network “Spectrum”, vocal support of Marriage Equality and International Transgender Day of Visibility, and the establishment of a ‘Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group’ with key objectives to improve LGBTI workplace inclusion.

Being able to be my whole self to my friends and colleagues is an essential factor in feeling comfortable at work.  I’m immensely proud to be a part of a workplace that enthusiastically supports and celebrates diversity and inclusion.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees